This is part of an ongoing exploration of the lives, legacy and consciousness of African Americans. Within the boundaries of any ordinary person lives a constellation of experience – pain, triumph and self-identity. Each portrait is an attempt to unveil what lies beneath the surface of outer physical expression. These detailed works in The African Americans Series embody the past, present, and future for generations of African Americans, and challenge the viewer to look much closer to understand. With The African Americans project, I hope to bring community members together to create a holistic, engaging process of historic and current representation.

The Deacon, Willis Humphrey.

The Deacon, Willis Humphrey.

The Deacon, Willis Humphrey.

The Deacon, Willis Humphrey.

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